Thank you for contacting the WATERLOO NAACP. 

LaTanya Graves





P.O. BOX 304





President - LaTanya Graves
Vice President - Robert Henderson
Treasurer - Jim Day
Vice Treasurer - Jeff Grell
Secretary -  Carole Yates
Asst. Secretary -  Thomas Kessler

Thomas Kessler

Asst. Secretary

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Robert Henderson

Vice President 

Carole Shelley Yates
Carole/Yates has served as a Branch secretary since 2014 taking meeting minutes, working with the Membership Committee, and helping in any way the president requests. She is also on the Education Committee. She has participated in book discussions through Cedar Valley Citizens for Undoing Racism and is part of the Peace & Justice Center at the Cedar Falls Mennonite Church. She is on the board of the Iowa Justice Action Network, a statewide organization working on reforming criminal justice issues.

Yates coordinated programs in energy reduction behavior change at the UNI Center for Energy & Environmental Education and currently focuses on quality of life and sustainable natural resources issues. She is interested in helping Iowans have a strong quality of life with less impact on the environment. She began her career teaching high school journalism/English at East High in Waterloo.

Jim Day


We are asking for families or individuals that have been directly impacted by violence in our community to be on the panel.  If you are interested,  please send your brief bio to  Deadline if interested in being on the panel is Tuesday, February 7, 2017.  The deadline allows the committee to gather all information needed  for the flyers (pictures, bio, etc.), so we can have a great turnout and hear from you. The flyers will be circulated through all social and media outlets! To become a sponsor please call (319) 214-3434.

Carole Yates


Welcome to the Waterloo NAACP website. meet our officers and our Executive Committee.

Not pictured: Jeff Grell • Vice Treasurer

Thomas Kessler
Asst. Secretary

Thomas Kessler serves vocationally as Coordinator of the Peace & Justice Center of the Cedar Valley, a ministry of Cedar Falls Mennonite Church in Cedar Falls, Iowa.  He is actively involved in a number of community organizations, including Cedar Valley Citizens for Undoing Racism, Cedar Valley Advocates for Immigrant and Refugee Rights, the NAACP of Black Hawk County, and is a member of the Board of Directors of Shake the World Health.  Kessler is a Professor Emeritus of Library Services from the University of Northern Iowa and continues to serve professionally as Treasurer and Executive Board member for the Iowa Library Association. 

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